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Sunday, 10 December 2017


It's time for our last challenge of the year at Fashionable Stamping and this time it was my turn to choose the theme and I chose Celebrate which gives you lots of scope - Christmas, New Year, Birthdays.  There's lots of other reasons too, it's up to you as long as the stamping fits the theme.

I've used the Tim Holtz Plaid stamp for my background and inked with Aged Mahogany.  I've used one of my favourite Santa images, stamping with Potting Soil ink and coloured with Distress inks.  I've added some festive greenery, again coloured with DIs.

The rest of the team have some great inspiration, so please pop over to the blog, where you will also find all the details, along with information about our sponsor Ink Art Designs.

Thanks for calling in, I do appreciate it especially as everyone is so busy at this time of the year.
Have a great day,
Avril xx

Friday, 8 December 2017

Week 8 of 12 Tags

Hello, still playing catch up on the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style, which is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, and this is my take on Week 8

I loved the background and followed Linda's technique but used Brushed Pewter paint over the gessoed snowflakes.  I decided to keep to the blue/silver tones and cut and embossed the TH snowflake.  I painted it silver and then dabbed silver embossing ink and silver EP, heat setting to give some texture.  I did the same with the die cut sentiment.

I don't know where this week has gone, I really did intend to do a serious catch up - must try harder in future!

Have a lovely weekend,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Twinkle Twinkle

Time for the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and the theme for this fortnight is 'Twinkle Twinkle'  as usual it's up to you what you make.

I've opted for another Christmas card, I started with a torn hilly mask half way down my card and added a circle mask for the moon, coloured with Stormy sky and Chipped Sapphire.  I stamped and heat embossed some 'twinkling' silver stars before layering my die cuts.  I've also added a couple of torn layers of glitter paper for 'twinkly' snow.

The rest of the DT have some great makes, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Funkie Snowflakes

Well I'm even further behind than I'd planned with my Funkie Junkie tags as we've been away for a couple of days for a friends wedding, we had a lovely time, but I really must try to catch up now.
This is my take on Linda's tag for Week 6 

I loved the look of this and thought it would make a great gift card holder.  I've cased Linda's design, even down to having some red snowflake paper and some sparkly red spot foil.  My little quote was  made on the computer and although it doesn't look like it, it was printed out in red.

You've still got time to join in with this challenge and it's a great way of getting some Christmas cards/tags made and there's even a chance of winning a $25 gift certificate from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

I'm definitely a girl on a mission -  this is my take on Tag No. 4 of 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I loved Linda's holly background and used the TH holly stencil and Distress inks after randomly stamping a music score.  I die cut 2 trees, coloured one with Iced Spruce and Forrest Moss and layered them slightly offsetting to create a white 'snowy' outline. My stamped Christmas tree image is an old Inkadinkado stamp.
One of the great things about this challenge is that you can enter them in any order as long as you complete the 12, which is just as well as no. 3 is still in the think tank!

I'm entering this at Allsorts - Inspired by a Carol or Winter themed song (Oh Christmas Tree)

Avril xx

Sunday, 26 November 2017

No. 2 of 12 Tags of Christmas

I'm on a roll, I've finished my second of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style  sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I made mine a card and took inspiration from Linda's gorgeous embossed background, and used a Jenny Bowlin Mini North Star stencil, when the paste and gesso was dry, I used Vintage photo to distress the edges and then Enchanted Gold wax over the stars and around the edges. My Santa from Artistic Outpost, was stamped with Potting soil archival on a Nestabilities oval frame cut from linen card for a shabby look.  I added a few glittery snowflakes and a cut apart embossed sentiment.

I'm on a mission to see if I can get another one finished today.

I am entering this at:
  Double D challenges -  Here Comes Santa
  Make My Monday -   Happy Christmas

Thanks for calling in, have a great day,
Avril xx

Friday, 24 November 2017

12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style

Yes, I'm late, but I'm earlier than last year when I started playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style,  a weekly challenge sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique
who are offering a prize of $50 and two runner up prizes of $25 to spend in the store.

Each week starting in September,  Linda posts an inspirational tag and this is my take on Week 1.
I was inspired by Linda's use of  the trees in the background and the deer, along with the foliage and sentiment at the top of her tag.

I've used the Tim Holtz Winter Tree Line to create the background and then the splatter stencil with embossing paste, sprinkling white glitter over while still wet.  I've defined my hill and foreground with Diamond Dust.

Well it's a start and a start on the Christmas cards - I'm so late this year!

Hopefully I'll get some time over the weekend to play catch up, Linda's up to week 9, so 8 behind!!

I am going to enter this at:
Moving Along with the Times - Christmas Animals

Avril xx